This Sunday morning, we atually slept in (that’s 7 a.m. before the dogs woke us up 🙂 ), as we came home late from the concert we attended in Boston last night. The concert was by Government Mule and featured Blackberry Smoke as the opening act.
I had not heard anything by Blackberry Smoke prior to hearing them last night and I was truly impressed with them, as their blend of Southern Rock was executed with zeal, passion and skill!
Gov’t Mule sounded fantastic, as they put on a 2+ hour show filled with a blend of orginal material and covers that just blow one’s mind. Warren Haynes played like only he can, effortlessly switching from blues to rock and even some jazz. His guitar choices, all Gibson on this night, were rather modest with a significant part of the show played on this vintage Gibson Firebird.
Toward the end of the show, winds started picking up and blowing through the Blue Hills Pavillion, which is right on Boston Harbor; no matter, Warren and the band were not slowed even though their hair was blowing all over the place.
With Gov’t Mule, one can always expect some amazing covers in a show, and I was not disappointed, when Warren played the opening notes of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’. Their rendition was truly stunning, putting both Warren’s guitar and vocal skills on display. Here’s and older video to get a sense of it…